A Banach algebra is an algebra over the real or complex numbers which is equipped with a complete norm such that |xy| ≤ |x||y|. The study of Banach algebras is a major topic in functional analysis. If you are about to ask a question on C*-algebras or von Neumann algebras please use (c-star-algebras) ...

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Decomposing $\mathcal{B}(H)$

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space and let $\mathcal{B}(H)$ be the (C*/W*-)algebra of bounded operators on it. Actually, you may forget about the involution in $\mathcal{B}(H)$ because I ...
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Is the left regular representation of an algebra, always faithful?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a unital associative algebra with a countable basis $\mathcal{b}$ over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $H=l^2(b)$ be the Hilbert space generated by $\mathcal{b}$. Let $H_0 = \{v \in H \ \vert \ ...
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Invertibility of elements in a Banach algebra

Let $X=L^1\cap L^2$, and $\hat{X}$ be the Banach algebra of the image under Fourier transform of $X$. Then do the unital extension $1\dot{+}\hat{X}$ of $X$ by adding a constant function with the norm ...
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Ideal in Matrix algebra

Let A be a Banach algebra and suppose that $\Lambda$ be a nonempty set. With the following product and norm the matrix space ...
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On maximal ideal spaces of a banach algebra

I am reading this article on maximal ideal spaces and there is this part that I don't quite understand very well, hope you guys can help me out. "Let $M(A)$ denote the maximal ideal space of a ...
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Is the range of the Fourier transform $L^1(\mathbb{R}) \to C_0(\mathbb{R})$ closed under “quasi-inversion”?

Definitions: A function $f \in C_0(\mathbb{R})$ is quasi-invertible if $1 \notin \operatorname{ran}(f)$. The quasi-inverse of such an $f$ is $\frac{f}{f-1}$. Some discussion: Let $C_1(\mathbb{R})$ ...
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Open map in Banach algebra

I'm having trouble showing a certian function is open and can be extended. Let $\Omega$ be a completely regular topological space and $A=C_b(\Omega)$ the space of all complex-values bounded ...
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Biduals generated by projections

This question is motivated by a similar question recently posed at MO: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/122091/masas-in-second-duals-of-banach-algebras In this setting, let $B$ be a Banach algebra ...
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Does the non-emptiness of the spectrum of an element of a Banach algebra depend on the Axiom of Choice?

One of the most basic results in functional analysis states that the spectrum of any element of a Banach algebra is non-empty. The proof, as most people might have seen, makes use of Liouville's ...
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Prove that a norm makes a space Banach

I have to prove that if $A$ is a C*-Algebra then the algebra $A_1$ obtained adjoining the identity is a C*Algebra too (with the usual algebraic operation defined). I have any problem in all the ...
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Do inclusions of Banach algebras preserve spectral radius?

Let $f : A_1 \to A_2$ be an injective homomorphism of unital Banach algebras. It's a standard fact that if $f$ is has closed range, i.e. $A_1$ is embedded as a closed subalgebra of $A_2$, then for ...
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C* algebra of bounded Borel functions

Let $T\in B(H)$ is normal, and $B(\sigma(T))$ denote the $C^*$ algebra of all bounded Borel functions on $\sigma(T)$. Then is it true that $B(\sigma(T))$ is a closed $C^*$ algebra under the sup. norm ...
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In relation with the set of Fredholm perturbation elements

Let $A$ and $B$ be two unital Banach algebras and $T\colon A\to B$ an homomorphism of Banach algebras. Let denote the set of Fredholm perturbation elements in $A$, i.e. $\operatorname{Ft}:=\{r\in ...
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Topology of maximal ideal space

We know that strictly positive integers with multiplication form a semigroup $S$. Let $\mathscr A=\ell ^1(S)$ with convolution. What is $\mathscr A$'s maximal ideal space? It seems enough to find ...
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Let $K$ be a circle. Describe the spectra of two subalgebras of $C(K)$

Suppose $K=\{\lambda\in\mathbb{C}: 1<\vert\lambda\vert<2\};$ put $f(\lambda)=\lambda$. Let $A$ be the smallest closed subalgebra of $C(K$) that contains $1$ and $f$. Let $B$ be the smallest ...
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Density of operators

I am interested in operators on non-reflexive Banach space. Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $L(X)$ be the algebra of operators acting on $X$. We may embed $L(X)$ into $L(X^{**})$ by ...
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Prove that disk algebra is isomorphic to the closure of $\mathbb{C}(z)$ in $C(\mathbb{T})$.

Let $D = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| < 1 \}$ be the open unit disk and $\mathbb{T} = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| = 1 \}$ its boundary. We will naturally write $\bar{D}$ for its closure $\{ z \in ...
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Proof of theorems in the field of banach-and $c^*$-algebras in a categorial language

At the moment I'm studying the basics in the theory of banach- and $c^*$-algebras. There are many results in the theory of $c^*$-algebra which you first prove in the unital case and then in the ...
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positive elements in $L(H)$

At the moment I'm studying positive elements in $C^*$-algebras. Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space, $L(H)$ the linear bounded operators $H\to H$ and $T^*=T$. Then: $$\sigma(T)\subseteq [0,\|T\| ]\; ...
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When do injective and projective tensor norms agree?

For $C^*$-algebra tensor products, one talks about the min and max tensor norms, and they agree when one of the $C^*$-algebras is nuclear. For general Banach algebras, what is the analog of ...
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Banach algebras for which the Gelfand transform is 1-1 but not onto

Are there examples of Banach Algebra's for which the Gelfand transform is 1-1, (ie: the intersection of all maximal ideals of the algebra is $\{0\}$) but not onto? Context Page 96 of Kaniuth's ...
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Subalgebras of $C_b(X)$ whose elements do not vanish simultaneously at any point

Let $X$ be a completely regular space. How can I find all Banach subalgebras of $C_b(X)$ (all complex-valued bounded continuous functions on $X$) with the property that for every $x\in X$ there ...
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Semigroups: Entire Elements (I)

Problem Given a Banach space $E$. Consider a C0-semigroup: $$T:\mathbb{R}_+\to\mathcal{B}(E)$$ Define its generator by: $$Ax:=\lim_{h\downarrow0}\frac{1}{h}(T(h)x-x)\in E$$ (It is a densely-defined ...
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Riesz Projection in Functional Analysis.

By definition the Riesz projection of a Banach algebra element $a$ associated with a complex number $\alpha$ is given by $p(\alpha , a)= \frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{\Gamma} ( \mu -a)^{-1} \,\, ...
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Using Stone–Weierstrass theorem for completely regular space

Let $X$ be completely regular. If $K$ is a compact subset of $X$, define $$p_K(f)=\sup\{|f(x)|;x\in X\}$$ then $\{p_k; \text{K is a compact }\}$ is a family of seminorms that makes $C(X)$ into a ...
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How I can make $\Bbb{C}[x]$ into a Banach algebra?

Let $\Bbb{C}$ the complex field. Define $\Bbb{C}[x]$ as the set of all polynomials with variable $x$. It is known that $\Bbb{C}[x]$ is a algebra. Now the question is this that how I can make it a ...
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Can we expect, $\left\|f|f|- g|g|\right\|\leq C \left \|f-g\right \|$ in the Banach algebra $A(\mathbb R)$?

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ and it Fourier transform, $\hat{f} (y) : = \int _ {\mathbb R} f(x) e^{-2\pi i x\cdot y} dx ; y \in \mathbb R ;$ and consider Fourier algebra $$A(\mathbb R):= \{f\in ...
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Find an example of product of operators not Jointly Continuous in strong topology.

I'm trying to find an example of the fact that the product of operators is not jointly continuous in the strong topology. I know the example of the unilateral shift (that is on wikipedia), but I ...
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How to prove $\widehat{(fg)}(n) = \hat{f} (n) \ast \hat{g} (n); (n \in \mathbb Z)$?

Let $f, g \in L^{1}(\mathbb T)= L^{1} ([-\pi, \pi))$. We define, the Fourier transform of $f$ as follows: $$\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt, \ (n\in \mathbb Z).$$ It is ...
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Functional analysis problem involving maximal ideal space

For the past week, I've been trying to solve, as a practice homework exercise, Problem 6 of Chapter 11 in Rudin's Functional Analysis, but have not gotten very far it seems. The problem is as follows: ...
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Banach algebra.

Iam new in this field. I am reading a paper and have encoutered the following Lemma. Let $u\in F_{1}.$ Then $Sp(u)=\{0, tr(u)\},$ where $F_{1}$ is the set of one-dimensional elements and tr(u) is the ...
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Character space of $L^{1} (\mathbb Z)$

I have a question about the Gelfand and norm topologies on the character space of $L^{1} (\mathbb Z)$. Are the Gelfand and norm topologies equal, on the character space of $L^{1} (\mathbb ...
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Initial topology of the spectrum mapping $\sigma$

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a Banach algebra, the map $\sigma$ maps each element $a\in\mathcal{A}$ to its spectrum $\sigma(a)$, which is a compact subset of $\mathbb{C}$. The collection of compact subsets ...
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Topology of $(\mathcal{A},*)$ determined by $\mathcal{A}_{sa}$?

Let $(\mathcal{A},*)$ be a $*$-algebra, we have the following observation: Let $\|\cdot\|_1$ and $\|\cdot\|_2$ be two norms on $\mathcal{A}$ such that the involution is an isometry with respect to ...
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Algebra with element having empty spectrum?

The definition of the spectrum makes sense for any algebra. I guess we can go to the unitization to make sense of it even non-unital algebras. Recalling the well-known fact that for normed algebras, ...
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Applications of $C^\ast$ algebras in differential topology

I was wondering if there were any useful ways $C^\ast$ algebras come into play within differential topology. I know this is a fairly broad question,so any type of input is applicable.
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Lifting an element isometrically (or contractively) from a quotient of a Banach algebra

Let $A$ be a (unital) Banach algebra and let $J$ be an ideal. Let $A_r$ be a closed linear subspace of $A$. Suppose that the continuous linear bijection $A_r/(J\cap A_r)\rightarrow (A_r+J)/J$ is an ...
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Equivalent statements involving 'little o'

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra and $a\in A$. $\|z(z-a)^{-1}\|=1+o(\frac{1}{z})$ as $z\rightarrow +\infty$ iff $\|(z-a)^{-1}\|^{-1}=z+o(1)$ as $z\rightarrow +\infty$. i.e., $lim_{z\rightarrow ...
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For a Banach algebra $\mathcal{A}$ and an idempotent $e$, show that $\mathcal{A}e$ is a Banach algebra

I am studying the spectral theory of operators on Banach and Hilbert spaces, reading through Conway's A Course in Functional Analysis. In section VII.4, Conway states Proposition 4.11 as a consequence ...
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The spectrum of an element in a non-unital Banach algebra

Let $A$ be a commutative non-unital Banach algebra. Let $\widetilde{A}$ denote its unitisation. I am trying to understand the proof of $$ \sigma (a) = \{\tau (a) \mid \tau \in \Omega (A)\}\cup ...
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functional calculus on a set of normal elements is continuous

Let $K$ be a compact subset of $\Bbb C$. Let $A_K$ denote the set of all normal elements $x$ with $\sigma_A(x)\subset K$. If $f$ is a continuous function on $K$, then the functional calculus :$x\in ...
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Closed unit ball of B(H) is not compact in strong operator topology of B(H).

In operator theory we prove that closed unit ball of B(H) is compact in weak operator topology and is closed in strong operator topology. But a book of operator theory states that closed unit ball of ...
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can we expect a bounded approximate identity in $L^{1}(\mathbb R)$, whose Fourier transform at particular point is zero?

Let $\phi:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C$ be a function; and define $$\phi_{t}(x):=\frac{1}{t}\phi (x/t), (t>0).$$ We let, $\phi\in L^{1}(\mathbb R),$ then $\phi_{t}\in L^{1}(\mathbb R);$ in fact, we ...
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For a discrete abelian group $G$, is the Gelfand Representation of $\ell^1(G)$ injective?

Given a discrete group $G$, we can consider the Banach $*$-algebra $\ell^1(G)$, with convolution product $(\xi*\eta)(g)=\sum_{h\in G}\xi(h)\eta(h^{-1}g)$ and involution ...
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Uniqueness in Bochner's theorem

Bochner's theorem : Let $G$ be a locally compact Abelian group. Then for any $ \phi \in \ P(G) $ there is a unique positive Radon measure $ \ μ \in \ $ M ($ \widehat{G} $) such that ...
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How to prove the set of fourier multipliers is a banach algebra?

Hi I am new here at math stack Exchange, this is my first question, hope you guys can help me out:) Suppose $F\colon L^2(\mathbb{R} ) \to L^2(\mathbb{R})$ is the Fourier transform given by ...
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When do Fourier series and Fourier transform coincide

The other day I proved that if $f \in \ell^1 (\mathbb Z)$ then its Gelfand transform $\widehat{f}$ is a map $S^1 \to S^1$ such that $$ \widehat{f}(z) = \sum_{k \in \mathbb Z}f(k) z^k$$ and that ...
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Need help understanding this proof

I need help understanding the following: If $A$ is a (complex) banach algebra and $I$ is a proper modular ideal then $\overline{I}$ is also proper. Proof. Let $u\in A$ be such that $a-ua, a-au \in ...
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What are these spectra (part 1)

I needed some insight into spectra in Banach algebras. To this end I tried to calculate a few examples. I will post them not all in one post. Could somebody please tell me if they are correct? Here ...
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How to interpret Fourier-Stieltjes transform on $\mathbb T$ (one dimesional torus)?

Let $\mu$ be a regular Borel measure on $\mathbb Z$ and we put, $$\|\mu\|:= |\mu| (\mathbb Z)= \text {total variation of} \ \mu . $$ and define $$M(\mathbb Z):= \{\mu: P(\mathbb Z)\to \mathbb C : ...